Welcome back to Wildlife Wednesday from your Ohio Division of Wildlife! Today’s creature feature is the striped skunk.
Skunks are known to everyone by sight, smell, and reputation. They are found in every county of Ohio as well as throughout the United States.
Pioneers found the striped skunk when they came to Ohio, although skunk numbers are far greater now. Skunks are most abundant in rural Ohio where there are farms with fencerows, forest edges and old fields. They are also found in urban areas. Skunks are known for their ability to spray musk when threatened. They can spray with great accuracy up to 15 feet.
For more info about this species, head to https://ohiodnr.gov/…/dis…/animals/mammals/striped-skunk.